Just 60 miles northwest of Los Angeles you’ll encounter a more laid back way of life in the seaside city of Oxnard. It’s the perfect spot to enjoy endless uncrowded beaches, lively festivals and exceptional weather.
Petrol heads will adore the Mullin Automotive Museum which was founded by Peter W. Mullin, a car enthusiast who turned his hobby into a museum. The vehicles on show here feature classic cars that start from the beginning of the twentieth century, and there are both static and revolving exhibits of the different collections on show here. You can take a guided tour of the museum with a friendly docent who will fill you in on the cultural and historical significance of the cars in the collections, and you will get to see these amazing feats of engineering up close, as well as take in a range of supporting memorabilia like photographs and antiques.
Whereas art lovers will adore The Carnegie Art Museum which showcases the best artwork from the California area. Here you’ll find permanent collections with a range of pieces by prominent local artists.
Like a bit of history on holiday? Step back in time at Heritage Square and enjoy a tour with costumed guides around the many vintage buildings. This district also hosts fine dining establishments, summer concerts and live theatre.
This Southern California beach haven also serves as a great base from which to explore the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum and hiking in the rugged mountain terrain of the Los Padres National Forest.
Where you stay is the heart of your holiday. Location reigns supreme but do you prefer resort facilities or unique and boutique? Historic and old world or modern and shiny?
We aim to present choices across the spectrum but there are many hundreds of places to stay
and not room to feature them all. Do speak to your Bon Voyage travel consultant and click the
video for our take on this important topic.
We would rate the Bellagio as one of the best hotels we have ever stayed in.
Fabulous, glitzy, exciting. We loved having breakfast at the poolside
café... one of our best experiences ever. If it hadn't been for you we
wouldn't have had the suite or cabana and we loved them. We both agreed
that the hotel was the best for us and you had suggested that so well done!
Leonore & Mike Rumford
Embassy Suites by Hilton Mandalay Beach Resort
The only southern California all-suite beachfront resort, located by the beautiful Channel Islands Harbour.
Hampton Inn Channel Islands
Overlooking the Channel Islands Harbour, this modern hotel is a mile from the beaches of Ocean Drive.
This modern property offers easy access to the beaches, local attractions and the town of Camarillo.